adjkm is an architecture collective founded in 2010. The group operates in Caracas.

The creation of the collective is the result of the group's participation at the Caracas Symphony Complex competition, where their proposal was awarded first place. Their experience in this competition encouraged them to participate in national and international competitions such as the Simón Diaz Cultural Center in Petare (Honorable Mention), Galeria Venezia renovation (Honorable Mention), La Carlota Metropolitan Green Park, the Puerta del Sol renovation in Madrid , and most recently, the Central Bank of Venezuela Headquarters in Guayana (Second Place).

The collective's work is based on the interaction of different activities such as research, communication, experimentation and synergy with other disciplines within the architectural project. This approach allows them to respond locally and globally to a wide variety of contemporary issues.

Alejandro Méndez Smith
Co-founder and Partner
2009 Design Management, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
2006 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Architecture Professor at UCV and USB Schools of Architecture and Urbanism.

Daniel Otero Peña
Co-founder and Partner
2009 DES Architectures des milieux, École Spéciale d´Architecture in Paris, France.
2006 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Architecture Professor at UCV School of Architecture and Urbanism.

Khristian Ceballos Ugarte
Co-founder and Partner
2009 DES Architectures des milieux, École Spéciale d´Architecture in Paris, France.
2004 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Architecture Professor at UCV School of Architecture and Urbanism.

Mawarí Núñez Flores
Co-founder and Partner
2009 DES Architectures des milieux, École Spéciale d´Architecture in Paris, France.
2006 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Architecture Professor at UCV School of Architecture and Urbanism.

Silvia Caradonna
Office Director
2008 Architecture and Urbanism diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela
and Universitá La Sapienza di Roma.

Jhon Gancino
Architect
2007 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Gabriela Salas
Architect
2014 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Luisana Villegas
Architect
2015 Architecture diploma from Universidad José María Vargas.

Viviana Rizzo
Architect
2013 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Francisco Goschenko
Architect
2012 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Aaron Pineda
Architect
2015 Architecture diploma from Universidad Simón Bolívar.

Ainara Ricchiutti
Architect
2016 Architecture diploma from Universidad Simón Bolívar.

María Teresa Romero
Administration

Francesco Caradonna
Intern from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Ender Urdaneta
Intern from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Team since 2011:
Alejandro Dappo, José Castillo, Mariana Otero, María Leonor Cordero, Franedward Moreno, Astrid Safina, María Eugenia Duarte, Fedora Dasilva, Pauline Scannella, Simonett Rosenberg, Nicole Calderón, Irene Jackson, Johana Arias, Samantha Pieters, Lino Cáceres, Josymar Rodríguez, Javier Mogollón, Mariana Lugo, Abel Piñate, Verónica Hoffman, Carla Gonçalves, Odelis Lozada, Fernando Sánchez, Yoryelina Moreno, Ricardo Esparragoza, Nicole Durán, Maria Daniela Ceballo, Andrea Arenas, Gabriela Guilarte, Marianne Díaz, Marie Desvaux, Daniela Nieves, Marielena Ortiz, Charlotte Serna, Camila Anzaloni, Gloria Rivera and Oscar Ceballos.

Consultants and Partners:
///// Alicia Cristo graphic designer, Andrés Otero structural engineering, Andrés Rengifo media and video, BACKROOM CARACAS Rody Douzoglou art platform, Bernardo Risquez art music and architecture, BKBS Bertrand Renaudin and Quiterie Mahler architects/Paris, DUCKS SCENO Frans Swarte theatrical consultants, Gaëlle Smits designer, Gastón Parra engineering, GUERIN PEDROZA Héctor Pedroza and Pierre Guerin architects/Paris, Iván González architect, Javier Guerra architect/Madrid, Javier Mogollón architect/Panama, MICRA Camilo Cáceres and Cristian Fontana architects, MINIMA Jose and Roberto Sebastiani architects and interior designers, NAGATA ACOUSTICS acoustic consultants, Rodolfo Agrella architect and designer, Ruy Porto architect/Madrid, Ricardo Limongi graphic designer, SMITH FALCHETTI Enrique Méndez industrial design and production, Tomás Méndez acoustics and architecture /////


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